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Comment: Re:The future of printing? (Score 1) 178

by Edis Krad (#48147739) Attached to: Apple Releases CUPS 2.0
I was thinking the same thing. But the problem with the "paperless" office was portability. The idea behind the paperless office was that people would use digital files instead of printed documents. That is all fine and dandy as long as you're sitting in front of a computer. But when the time comes to do a presentation or hand something to a client, there's no other way around but to use paper.

Now with the proliferation of mobile screens and projectors this seems to be finally the case. I'm not saying we're quite there yet, but it looks like we're heading to a world where paper will be used less and less. I mean, look at any printed publication and how they're moving to digital ones. Newspapers, magazines.... they all now come for your kindle.

Comment: There's an interesting problem with this approach (Score 1) 79

I tried to tackle the same thing a couple of months back using OpenCV and a smartphone. Before starting I consulted with people that knew sign language and the problem is not so much recognizing hand gestures, but facial expressions. They say that most of the conversation happens with a a given look, a frown, or the movement of the lips.

Needless to say, I though it was too hard to solve the problem on a smartphone so I postponed the project. I don't think Kinect can do a much better job at picking up the small details of facial expressions, but let's wait an see.

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